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police say san jose police officers were on a special task force in plain clothes driving unmarked cars and working a separate case when they spotted the two-door honda which was stolen. the sheriff deputies say the driver of the honda threw it in reverse, he aimed to an officer. the officer hit the driver in the head with one spot. witnesses wondered if the suspect knew they were undercover police. (inaudible). >> we didn't hearing anything like "put your hands up," just two quick shots, pop, pop. >> the suspect knew because they did put their lights and siren on attempting to stop the vehicle before he tried to ram the two police vehicles and subsequently tried to run over an officer. >> the identity of the dead driver has not been released. there was also a male passenger with him and that person is
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considered a witness and is cooperating with san jose police this morning. still an active scene as police collect evidence. the case is still unfolding. >> we have developing news from san jose this morning where authorities are looking for an elderly man who went missing yesterday afternoon. he is 90 years old and suffers from alzheimer's disease. he was last seen around 1:30 yesterday when he went for a walk and did not return from the park. anyone with information is encouraged to call san jose police. >> breaking news from nevada where there was an explosion during a training exercise with the marines at the army depot two hours from free necessity. we are told a couple people are injured but officials are not providing an exact number. at least four medical helicopters transported patients to hospitals. the army depot is used for
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training for military units. >> new bart director says that it is time to revise the idea of extending bart north long the interstate 80 corridor. the "contra costa times" reports district seven director wants to bring bart to richmond, hilltop saying it makes sense to run long i-80 because the growth develops along the freeways. a competing idea extends it from the richmond bart station to the union pacific railroad corridor on the bay shore. amy hollyfield will have more in a live report next half hour. >> santa clara city leaders will sign off on a plan to offer millions in concessions to the nfl in exchange for posting the 201 super bowl. the city council is willing to wave the 9.5 percent hotel tax for the to teams and the employees that will play and will wave a 10 percent surcharge
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on game tickets that would have raised $6 million and a $4.54 city fee on packing spaces near the stadium. if santa clara wins the bind the super bowl will be played in the 49ers' new stadium now under construction that will generate hundreds of millions in activity activity but a last it is in san francisco the official host city. the nfl will choose the 2016 super bowl host city on may 22. >> a new poll finds support for same-sex marriage is at a new high. the washington post/abc news poll finds 58 percent of americans now say gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry a significant increase from 44 percent just three years ago the poll finds opposition to same-sex marriage has dropped from 55 percent to 36 circumstances in the last decade. the poll comes a week before the supreme court takes up the issue of gay marriage. >> former santa clara supervisor
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is due in court april 30 for sentencing as part of a plea dole. he pled guilty in a santa clara courtroom yesterday to 12 charges connected to misspending taxpayer money. the prosecution says he used public money and campaign funds to feed the gambling adecisions and for parties and golf. he faces a year in jail and is barred from ever holding public office in california again. >> mike was warning that today is the day some of us will see rain. my son has baseball practice this afternoon...a selfish reason to keep a close eye on that. >> mike? >> the same in the afternoon and evening not enough to cancel your plans. the best chance is wide-spread rain tomorrow morning. if you look upstream everything is quiet on the radar. there are mild temperatures outside, with clouds keeping things up. pittsburg is 54 and union city
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and tracy along with san leandro is 50, and financial district is 52 and everyone else is mid-to-upper 40's. our best chance of seeing sprinkles is near the coast and across the north bay today but anyone could get a drop or two out of the clouds. we have a moist flow from the west but we do not have a trigger mechanism to squeeze the moisture out of the clouds. low-to-mid 60's around the bay and mid-to-upper 60's inland and mid-to-upper 50's along the coast. as we look forward we will have rain tomorrow. it will be windy on thursday and spring warmth runs on friday. >> good morning, everyone, we have a couple of tollbooths at the bay bridge under maintenance for 20 minutes or so but i am not seeing delays. they should be reopened by action. traffic is coming through nicely with no problems on the upper desk but just some road work. we go to oakland and both directions of 880 between
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embarcardero and fruitvale until 5:00 this morning and highway 4, eastbound, toward antioch between hillcrest and lone tree a lane is blocked. westbound, out of antioch, that is looking pretty good this hour. >> next, a san francisco nightclub pulls the plug on an alternative follow, singer. >> the audience was headed for the door. >> tough times are tougher for bay area food bank and you can
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>> san rafael, pleasanton, south bay and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone, a live look at the golden gate bridge. traffic is sparse.
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we will check with mike to find out what is going on with the weather. >> a city council meeting will review a staff recommendation to expand the smoking ban to three small urban parks. they include parks in downtown area and a park in the business district. our media park, the "san jose mercury news" says the city has received complaints about high level of smoking at those areas. if smoking is banned at the three parks it could pave the way for an ordinance to include all of palo alto parks. >> a gay slur made at a famous nightclub when the singer went on a rant. as abc7 news reports more than half the audience walked out and the nightclub pulled the club on her show.
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♪ there is one thing >> in the 80's, she built a reputation as alternative folk singer who became a born again christian. she was on the stage in san francisco and she develop add new reputation in just minutes. >> i attended. >> james was among the 200 patrons who watched the sing are launch into an antigay rant. >> when they stop proposition 8 and priests are forced at gunpoint to marry gay people, that will lead to the downfall of civilization and jesus will return. >> employees were stunned. the marketing director got a call at home about what she was saying. >> hypocrisy of the bible, talking about the rapture coming, the end of days are here and she said god hates.
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>> the singer used an antigay slur. >> she said you can retreat that and encouraged the audience. >> the artistic director got a call and pulled the plug on the act. >> my immediate reaction was, turn on the lights, town east microphone and please get her off the stage. this cannot happen anywhere especially in this day and age and most assuredly in san francisco. >> she was on a rant. i hope she can get some help. >> she said it is not -- the company said the patrons will get a voucher. another couple of places have canceled her shows including portland and las vegas, and novato. >> fremont police are looking for a thief who made off with $25,000 worth of copper wire
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from a pg&e storage yard after a man took a fork lift and drove through the storage wall fencing and loaded up the fork lit with 5,600 pound spool of copper wire and drove off. >> regard rant from the food bank this morning, supplies so short it will run out of food bit end of the week and many shelves are empty in berkeley relyingen on the county food bank. the demand the rise next week when children are home from spring break and do not have access to school-provided meals. a gap in fundraising left the food banks' food barrels empty. anyone who can donate is asked to do so immediately. we have a link on abc7 >> and dominican republic tonight at at&t park against
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puerto rico. the dominican republic eliminated the netherlands 4-1. the giants helped puerto rico when the previous night. they will battle going at 5:00. and a reliever no the giants lays for puerto rico. >> good pitching. >> this will be a good matchup. >> we could see sprinkles, too, this morning. >> and this evening. >> it could slow it down but probably not have a big effect. there is a lot of moisture but we cannot figure out a way for mother nature to get the moisture san francisco lated. you can see it is quiet, with visibility running okay with a few clouds along the coast and lower but visibility is 7 miles and half moon bay and everyone else is doing just fine with the clouds, we could have warm
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weather. here is how it looks from mounts tamalpais at san francisco, it is 52 and 51 in oakland and walnut creek and dress for 50 in san jose. palo alto is 48. mill valley is 47 degrees. headed through the day it will be gray. sprinkles are likely. periods of light rain and better chance tonight through tomorrow morning and we will have slight showers after that through the rest of the day wednesday. today, the temperatures will be close to average or below at 65 in san jose, and mid-60's to around 70's headed to gilroy and low-to-mid 60's on the peninsula with mid-to-upper 50's along the coast and near 60 in downtown, and south san francisco, and north bay temperatures are right in the mid-60's everywhere and one of the better chances of the sprinkles is across the north bay and your east shore, around 65 to 66 and the valley is mid-to-upper 60's and 70 is
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possible in livermore but not likely. tonight, you will have scattered rain or periods of rain and temperatures are milder than this morning and upper 40's to mid-50's. here is what is happening, we watching the mature system, most of the energy going to the north and we still have a very moist flow that is bringing in all of the clouds today. the clouds will let go of the sprinkles. as we head through the morning, to noon, you can see the clouds getting thicker and sprinkles likely after 2:00 or 3:00, with scattered light rain during the 5:00 hour and through the better part of the evening. at midnight the cold front will sweep law and we could have a real short period of steady, light rain, and scattered showers for tomorrow. still looking at rainfall amounts on the very low side around .05" in the south bay and maybe up to 1" in the north bay mountains but that is generous. temperatures are cooler tomorrow and then the 60's and 70's come
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back through the weekend and into next week. sue? >> a nice live shot for the commute across the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city. the tail lights on the flat section headed westbound, everyone is moving at the limit at 15-minute drive from both sides of the bay. otherwise, we are looking at the road work or your drive from the central valley right now, you can see the yellow road censors slowing through the altamont pass and it picks up at the limit all the way to dublin/pleasanton interchange. now we will look at the road work on the south bay peninsula side, 101 northbound, from ellis to moffitt in lanes for another 15 minutes. >> new details of florida where police say a potential campus massacre was narrowly averted. police at the university say a student intending on a killing spree pulled a dormitory fire alarm to flush out his victims,
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get them in the open but his roommate saw he had a gun and called 9-1-1. police now believe the gunman took his life when three saw officers arriving. they found evidence that he planned a large attack. they found an assault rifle with a high capacity drum magazine and hundred deads of rounds of ammunition. he had a pistol and explosive devices. abc7 news reports he was dropping out of school and was in the process of being removed from campus housing. >> two more teens are under arrest in connection with high school rape case that divided stuebenville ohio. police announced the arrest of two 16-year-old girls suspected of threatening the rape victim. the girls are due in court today. on sunday two high school football players were convicted of raping the west virginia girl in the summer and taking photos after an alcohol-fueled party. authorities have ask a grand jury to look into who else may have known of the rape but did not report it. >> next, the war on crime with
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the financial deficit. the gun buyback was so successful they want to do it again. >> new york mayor bloomberg has a plan to snuff out the lure
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an 10 clear county is planning a second gun buyback after a highly successful buy back netted 1,100 firearms. the buy back will be held saturday at the airport on cunningham avenue. the county is using left over money from an early event to pay for this. authorities will pay $100 for each handgun, shotgun, and rifle and $200 for assault weapons. no questions asked. >> today the sonoma board of supervisors will take action to protect the pedestrians and bicyclists. a proposed ordinance being adopted makes it easier to cyclists and pedestrians to sue drivers who intention amendment threaten or harass them. this is pushed by bicycling
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advocates after crashes that have injured or kills signing lists and pedestrians. it works both ways. the ordinance gives the same rights to drivers threatened by psyche lifteds. >> the california high-speed rail authority is issuing $8.5 million in bonds for the system, part of it sold before construction. this clears the way for california to get $3 billion federal dollars with the first leg of the $68 billion rail line running to bakersfield. >> winter is just about over. right? >> that is what the calendar says. >> we cannot wait to get a little bit more rain. >> it would be nice. mike? >> 4:02 tomorrow morning is when spring arrives. good morning, everyone, here is a look at our live doppler 7 hd you can see the scattered sprinkle across the stadium and
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a few flurries. our temperatures today will run from 56 in eureka where we have the best chance of rain to upper 60's and near 70 around sacramento with scattered lighter rain in the afternoon and tahoe should be dry and you will get rain turning to snow in the afternoon and evening and fresno is dry and 77. a lost cloud cover around los angeles and san diego and mid-to-upper 60's and near 90 in palm springs. our commute at home. sue? >> looking good. we have a light shot of the golden gate bridge where you can see the crews are reconfiguring the lanes for the commute with four southbound, two in the northbound direction, and fog-free and looking good over the waldo. >> road work is out there and this is an accident just reported in the fremont area, north 880 at south fremont boulevard, we have in further details and c.h.p. is en route. if you are traveling out of antioch westbound four is look good and eastbound still has
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road work for the next little bit between hillcrest and lone tree. >> it is 4:55. president obama leaves washington for the middle east with stops in israel, the palestinian territories, and jordan. he will try to restart the long stalled israeli palestinian peace initiative. he told israeli television he wants to hear ideas from both israeli and palestinian leaders. before he leaves the president will welcome irish prime minister to the white house today to belated st. patrick's day festivities. >> new york mayor bloomberg is looking at a law to force stores to put cigarettes out of sight. it would make new york the first city in the nation to keep cigarette products off the shelves. he says hiding cigarettes would reduce the temptation to smoke. a store spokesman calls the idea "absurd." surprising medical news of the number of people who will develop dementia as they age. a report says a third of people over the age of 65 have
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alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia when they die. one in three. the study from the alzheimer's disease association says when it is not the official cause of death, it can be a contributor. patient could forget to take lifesaving medicine or forget to tell people they have symptoms of an illness. there is in cure. >> a study involving bay area researchers fines an annual mammogram for women over 50 unnecessary but it can be harmful. a federal task force created a controversy if 2009 when it advised mammograms every other year for most women. the study goes further. the group collected data on nearly a million american women ages 50 through 74. >> are there women that are higher risk, it could benefit these women but of the two risk factors, high breast density, a
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strong risk factor and hormone therapy, it does not, even those women can be screened every two years. >> the researchers say women over 50 who get an annual mammogram experience more false positives and get more bopcies. critics say skipping yearly mammograms could prevent earlier cancer detection. >> if they build it, will the passengers come? >> a bart director plan to extend the ride if commuters going from one growing pocket of the bay area. >> livermore pre-school shut down and two employees banned from working in child care. what they are accused of doing to youngsters le
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> it is 5:00. good tuesday morning the thanks for joining us. >> we have sprinkles out there in spots widely scattered. mike? >> that is the good news for the morning commute and the morning walk or jog. we have scattered sprinkles, at best. don't worry about getting too wet. live doppler 7 hd showing how dry the air is and how hard it has been to get moisture out of the clouds. we will talk temperatures. lafayette, newark and richmond, all at 50 degrees and redwood city is 51 and alameda is 52 and brentwood and san mateo at 49 and cupertino is at 47. it will be a gray day with scattered sprinkles possible any type with temperatures in the low-to-upper 60's at the bay and mid-to-upper 50's at the coast the sue? >> good morning, everyone, it is
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a night road out there if your travels take you westbound eighth through berkeley to emeryville you can see the headlights headed to the macarthur maze and the berkeley curve and everyone is at the limit with no delays. one accident to point out is in fremont, a solo spin out blocking the south freeway ramp, partly blocking. it is off the main freeway there northbound 880 and we will look at your drive from the central valley, again, just minor slowing at the altamont pass and the speeds puck up on the way through. livermore through the 680/580 junction. >> first it was bart to san jose and now it is bart to hercules? a bart director says it is time to extend service northbound to match the growth in commuters. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield; live at the bart station with the story. amy? >> kristen, this is the most congested transfer point for bart. the representative for this area says this is


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